Swakopmund Prison Building
The Prison Building in Swakopmund was built between 1907 and 1909 and is unique in that it still serves its original administrative purpose to this today. Built in typical German colonial style it was designed by the Government main builder of the day Otto Ertl, and it shares many characteristics of the Old Court Building, also designed by Ertl.
It has an unusual style for a prison building and has been described as 'resembling a large country residence or lodge' and perhaps its commanding architectural appearance has become more important than any historical significance. Those wishing to include a visit to the Swakopmund Prison in their Namibian tour are discouraged from committing crimes in an attempt to be incarcerated.
The prison has been well-maintained over the decades and was restored and extended in 1991/2. It was proclaimed a national monument on 26th October 1973
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